Friday 30th June at the Ballina RSL Club
Enjoy a four-course gourmet dinner, designed and prepared by Ballina RSL Executive Chef Blake Seymour, using the finest of our regions local produce. This is a perfect opportunity to indulge experience and be surprised with each dish. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne or boutique beer on arrival.
Available for purchase during the evening will be stunning wines and craft beers provided by Cricketers Arms and Robert Oatley Vineyards, which have been specially selected to complement each course.
Multi award-winning songstress, Kellie Knight and her jazz/funk ensemble, The Daze will be performing at the Cricketers Arms Gala Dinner.
Picking up awards for three of the five tracks from debut EP, Twisted in 2015, the northern New South Wales outfit have played their gangsta funk, soul groove ‘n’ smooth jazz on many of Australia’s world-renowned festival stages, including Bluesfest, the Adelaide Fringe, Port Fairy and Woodford Folk festivals.
“Kellie Knight, where have you been all my life? What a spectacular voice,” said Murray Burns (Mi-Sex).
And the Australian music industry agrees, awarding the band Best Jazz song, Best Urban/Funk song, Best World/Reggae song, as well as nominating Knight as Female Vocalist of the Year for the 2015 NCEIA Music Awards.
Brought up on a healthy diet of pop vinyl, Knight discovered jazz in her early twenties, both of which can be heard through her accessible lyrics, well-crafted pop hooks and potent blend of whisky-smoke jazz subtlety and full-power soul vocal.
Knight’s devotion to music runs deep with formal training beginning at just 11 and later, extensive travels in pursuit of honing her craft with significant stints in San Francisco, the Caribbean and Varnasi, India, where she studied under the tutelage of one of the country’s top University vocal lecturers.